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Treasure Island police say man shared cocaine with 17-year-old girl

TREASURE ISLAND — A 24-year-old man is accused of contributing to the delinquency of a minor — by sharing cocaine with her.

Christian Johnathan Knaack, of 5509 16th Ave. S in Gulfport, was arrested Sunday on charges of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, possession of cocaine, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

According to a Treasure Island police report, Knaack approached the unidentified 17-year-old that night at a beach drum circle event.

Knaack asked the teen whether she had ever done "powder," according to the report.

Then they went to his 1999 Red Ford Explorer, the report said, where Knaack held the drug while the teen "snorted" it. But an officer patrolling the area saw them, the report said.

At first Knaack told police they had gone to his truck to "roll a blunt," the report said, but he later admitted to providing the teen with cocaine.

He thought she was 23 or 24, he told police. Knaack was released from jail on bail Monday.

Treasure Island police say man shared cocaine with 17-year-old girl 10/14/09 [Last modified: Wednesday, October 14, 2009 4:40pm]

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